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15 Interesting Facts About Armoured Vehicles That Most People Might Not Know

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1)There are over 100,000 armoured vehicles currently in use worldwide

2)The average armoured vehicle costs around $120,000 (vehicle and car) with some armoured vehicles costing over $3 million (Bugatti)

3)It would take less than 6 months to get to the Moon by an armoured car at 60mph (95km/h)

4)Over 85% of cars that International Armoring has produced are still on the road today





5)The odds of dying in a car accident are around 1 in 5,000. The odds of dying in an armored car by accident are around 1 in 30,000 (6 x less likely)

6)A majority of the attacks on armored vehicles are on the glass (what attackers can see)

7)The most popular armoured vehicle in the world is the Toyota Landcruiser

8 )International Armoring Corporation works with over 300 vendors to produce their armored vehicles from the upgraded suspension parts to the tapes to the wiring that improves the electronic speaker systems

9)The largest group to buy armoured vehicles would be wealthy business owners and governments (though lawyers are now buying more armoring options)

10)It takes attackers on average 6 seconds to do a job. Armored vehicles give clients additional time to realize they are under attack and get out of the situation

11)A majority of people worldwide have never driven an armoured vehicle





12)Over 200 lives were saved in Kuwait during the Iraq war

13)International Armoring armors all types of vehicles from the Volkswagon Bug to Chevy Trucks to a Maybach S62

14)Only two known electric vehicles have been armored (Chevy Volt and the Tesla Model S)

15)Terrorist and kidnapping attacks are the biggest reason for increased sales for armored vehicles worldwide

Bonus: The oddest request ever received at International Armoring was to armor a taxi cab with a toilet seat in the back.

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Credit: armormax

 

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